Robert Hardin Baskett, 94, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012 in Norman, Oklahoma. He was born July 14, 1918 in Fisherville, Kentucky to Pleasant and Roberta (Lea) Baskett. He married Lillian P. Brumley, September 12, 1936. Hardin was a laboratory technician for Kentucky Artificial Breeding Association for 35 years before retiring in 1983. Hardin was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Swigert-Middletown - 218 for 63 years. He was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Fairdale Chapter - 543 for 17 years. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and growing flowers for his wife, Lillian. He was active in church and was a Trustee of Fisherville Church of Christ and it?s oldest living member. He is preceded in death by his parents Pleasant and Roberta (Lea) Baskett ; his wife, Lillian P. (Brumley) Baskett; seven brothers ( Ernest P., Talton Lee, Pleasant Eugene, Clarence S., James Louis, Joseph A. & Alvin Pleasant) and their spouses. Hardin is survived by his daughter, Bobby A. Anderson of Norman, Oklahoma; one granddaughter, Allison Lea Timberlake and husband Bryan of Edmond, Oklahoma; three great grandchildren, Reed M., Lauren G. and Samuel A. Timberlake; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Masonic Funeral Service conducted by Samuel K. Plummer as well as a formal funeral service conducted by Brother Jim Pounds, of the Fisherville Church of Christ, will be conducted 2p.m., Friday, December 28, 2012 at Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home in Jeffersontown; 10600 Taylorsville Road. Visitation will precede the funeral from noon to 2 p.m., also at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home if Jeffersontown.
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Published in The Sentinel-News from Dec. 24 to Dec. 31, 2012